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Posted Wednesday, Oct 11, 2017 4:15:51 PM

Chess Club, time and location change

The Chess Club has a new meeting time. It will meet on Fridays from 15:10 to 16:00 in the Primary School Digital Lounge. Please contact MY2 student, Sebastian Carl, if you have any questions.

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Posted Friday, Sep 29, 2017 3:00:00 PM

Cultural Diversity Day 2017

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Posted Wednesday, Sep 27, 2017 10:49:00 AM

After School Clubs 2017-18

Once again we are offering our students a variety of our after school activities - join us now!

Homework Club for our PY2 to MY4 students meets on Tuesdays 14:45-16:25 in the PY3 classroom. Kristina Unhjem,, will be leading the homework club this year.

Language Clubs

Spanish Club for native/proficient speakers will meet on Wednesdays at 15:15 in the PS Digital Lounge with Cristina Comino, Portuguese Club will meet on Mondays at 15:15 in PY5 with Sónia Felix, French Club will meet on Tuesdays, 14:45-16:00 in PY5 with Emilie Bevand,

Yoga Club will be held on Thursdays, 16:15-17:15, in the HS Library for Middle and High school students. Contact person is Yvonne Folan,

Our popular Chess Club is back and will be run by MY2 student, Sebastian Carl, It will be held on Fridays 15:10 to 16:00 in the PY4-6 student lounge.

French Cooking Classes will again be offered by professional chef, Sophia Zidi,, on Wednesdays 16:30-18:30 and Saturdays 10:00-14:00 in the HS Canteen.

Math Club will meet on Mondays, 15:00-16:00 in the PS Digital Lounge with Mr Tester,

The new Robotics Club, hosted by Mr. Baragwanath,, will be held on Thursdays, 15:15-16:15, in the Computer Lab.

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Posted Tuesday, Sep 26, 2017 4:59:41 PM

Skagerak Day, September 24th

This annual event, organised by the Parent Council, was a great opportunity to meet and showcase the amazing members of our school community. Below is a link to a video showing some of the day's highlights.

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Posted Wednesday, Sep 20, 2017 11:29:00 AM


Skagerak International School hosts Forskerfabrikkens summer course but they also hold courses elsewhere throughout the school year.

Sign up for the latest course from Forskerfabrikken starting in October. Investigate a crime scene, make ice cream, learn about invisible forces and more. Experience exciting experiments from Forskerfabrikkens Forsker- og Tenketreningskurs. Sign up through Forskerfabrikkens webpage

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Posted Tuesday, Sep 19, 2017 11:59:37 AM

Skagerak Day, 24 September 12-3 pm

Welcome to the start of the school year and a host of activities on Skagerak Day, Sunday 24 September. The Parent Council is once again organizing this fun filled event for all students and parents on the school playground. There will be a football tournament, talent show, face painting, grilled hamburgers and more! We look forward to seeing as many as possible - sunshine is promised!

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Posted Monday, Sep 18, 2017 6:11:56 PM

Cultural Diversity Day, Thursday 28 September

Sign up for country selection for next week's event! Due date for country selection, options for food donation and volunteer opportunities for this day is this coming Friday 22 September. For more information see your child's contact teacher or parent council representative.

Thank you for helping us to make this day a great showcase of internationalism for our school and the community.

Sign up here

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Posted Tuesday, Sep 12, 2017 12:14:00 PM

Dyslexia Café, October 10th

Ms. Nielsen will be hosting a Dyslexia Café in the high school cafeteria on Tuesday, October 10th from 14:45 to 16:00, together with Mr. Tester. All students and parents from across all schools are welcome to attend to discuss and share ideas and strategies for supporting dyslexia and dyscalculia. Please email Ms. Nielsen if you have any questions or suggestions for topics. We are looking forward to a good turnout! Coffee will be served.

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Posted Monday, Sep 11, 2017 2:16:18 PM

International Mindedness

We encourage parents to become more familiar with the IBO in general, and in particular with the IB Community Blog. Click into this great new article about International Mindedness and learn more!

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Posted Wednesday, Sep 6, 2017 3:45:57 PM

SOS Barneby March and Activity Day, September 17th

SOS Barneby is organizing a march and a variety of family activities to raise awareness about their organization, which provides security and shelter for children around the world. Click below for more information.

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Posted Friday, Sep 1, 2017 1:22:28 PM

ManageBac is updated

Skagerak International School's online learning platform ManageBac has now been updated to include all new parents at the Kindergarten, Primary and Middle school, as well as new Middle school students. Please check your email for a welcome email direct from ManageBac and contact the office if you require any assistance with your log on. Further information including support links and video demonstrations can be found on our webpage.

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Posted Wednesday, Aug 30, 2017 1:11:37 PM

Curriculum evening and welcome BBQ - Thursday 31 August 2017

We hope to see many parents at our annual Curriculum night/Welcome BBQ on Thursday 31 August, 4 pm-6 pm. During this evening you will get a chance to meet all staff, hear from the Principal and Parent Council about upcoming plans and have a chance to learn more about what we do here at Skagerak International School. A welcome BBQ follows directly after with some complimentary snacks.

James Tester, principal

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Posted Wednesday, Aug 30, 2017 12:52:26 PM

Cultural Diversity Day - 28 September 2017

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Posted Wednesday, Aug 23, 2017 3:14:02 PM

Start Time Tomorrow, August 24th

It is important to make sure your child is on time for school tomorrow, Thursday, August 24th. PY1 through PY6 will be walking to Framnes School at 8:45am for a 9:00am Cultural Backpack performance. Your child will be walking with their class right when school starts.

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Posted Friday, Aug 11, 2017 2:11:08 PM

Crescendo music school, Fall 2017

Crescendo offers individual or group lessons in

Piano - Wednesdays

Voice - Thursdays

Guitar - more information will be coming soon

Vocal Ensemble Club - Thursdays

The Vocal Ensemble Club aims at developing individual singing skills, singing within a group, the basic musical skills of pitch, rhythm and expression through musical vocal techniques for the young singer. Rehearsals will be held on Thursdays from 15:30 - 16:30

If your child is interested, or if you would like more information please contact Maria at Crescendo on 93443316
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Posted Tuesday, Aug 8, 2017 9:00:00 AM

Dear Skagerak Kindergarten and Primary families

Welcome back! I hope you have had a relaxing and enjoyable summer with friends and family.

Kindergarten and primary school begins Monday, 14th of August, at 8:45 am. You are welcome to arrive at 8:30 am and meet the kindergarten and primary staff. We will all gather outside in front of the school. The first day of school is a full day and students will arrive at 8:45 and be dismissed at 3 pm. There is afternoon SFO until 4:30 on Monday with Ms Carol for those who need it. Please notify your child's homeroom teacher if they are attending SFO on the first day. Morning SFO for Kindergarten and Primary will begin on Tuesday morning at 7:30am. If you have any questions about the start-up times and schedule, please do not hesitate to ask.

For the first day, your child should bring a snack, lunch, a water bottle, pencils, erasers, indoor shoes, and weather appropriate clothing. If your child is attending afternoon SFO, they will need an additional snack for the late afternoon. Contact teachers will be sending additional information and necessary school start-up forms home with students on the first day of school, including medical information and permission forms.

Below you will find the list of contact teachers and their respective emails for the 2017/2018 school year.


Ms Daniela Allen


Ms Tracey Leys


Ms Margaret Goodnow/

Ms Leslie Taschner


Ms Cortina Nystad


Mr Reuben Siebenga


Ms Andrea Helgesen/

Mr Richard Thompson


Ms Emma Johansen

Once again this year, much of our school information will be digital and regularly added to our website and classroom blogs.

We look forward to seeing new and familiar faces soon. Enjoy your last few days of summer!

Kind regards

Principal James Tester

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Posted Wednesday, Jun 21, 2017 2:00:00 PM

Have a great summer holiday!

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Posted Tuesday, Jun 6, 2017 3:08:34 PM

Primary School Activity Day - New date: Wednesday 14 June

Please prepare your child with: A healthy snack, water bottle, hat, active clothing, running shoes, and sunscreen, rain gear. Please make sure the name of your child is visible on their belongings to prevent articles being lost or misplaced.

This is an all day, outdoor event at Knattholmen Leirsted. Students will be transported by bus to/from the Primary School location. Everyone should come prepared to be outside and active for the duration of the day.

Students are asked to wear their team colors for the day of the event

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Posted Tuesday, May 16, 2017 10:57:00 AM

Crescendo Music School, FALL LINE UP - 2017

Individual or group lessons in

  • PIANO - Wednesdays
  • VOICE - Thursdays

We aim on developing individual singing skills, singing within a group, the basic musical skills of pitch, rhythm and expression through musical vocal techniques for the young singer.

If your are interested and would like further information please contact Crescendo Musikkskole

Email: or telephone: 93 44 33 16

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Posted Monday, May 15, 2017 7:25:25 PM

17th May at Skagerak International School

Wednesday is Norway's constitutional day, 17. mai, and we at Skagerak celebrate this annual event with the community. Here is some useful information about this day below:

  • the Parent Council is arranging a breakfast beginning at 7:45 am in the high school cafeteria. Waffle and coffee sales will be held to support the Parent Council
  • around 8:15am, Primary and Middle school students will hold a flag ceremony
  • just before 9am, PY1-DP2 we will march along Framnesveien and first meet Framnes skole and the Framnes Jr. music corp at Coop Xtra, and then Ormestad skole at Rema 1000. Parents and siblings are welcomed to join us during this part of the parade! PY1 will walk with us or meet us in town
  • at 10 am the 17th of May ceremony begins in Badeparken. Hipp hipp hurra!
  • at 10:20, Skagerak PY1 to DP2 students and staff will march through town, returning to Badeparken by 11:30. As always, we do ask that Primary and Middle school students inform their homeroom teacher before leaving the festivities.

Things to remember

  • students meeting in town should notify their homeroom teachers beforehand
  • be sure your child has comfortable shoes for standing and marching
  • if rain is forecasted, no umbrellas please - rain jacket or poncho is best
  • When you collect your child, be sure to inform the class teacher in person. Please collect them from Badeparken, not along the parade route
  • Students should leave gum, candy, noise makers, silly spray, etc at home

Enjoy the day! Gratulerer med dagen!

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Posted Monday, May 15, 2017 3:19:08 PM

Building a Sustainable Future - Thursday 18 May 6-7 pm

All are cordially invited to the MY4 exhibition of Building a Sustainable Future - an exhibition of work aimed at providing for a better tomorrow through sustainable designed homes. The exhibit will be held in the library of the high school building. Please join us!

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Posted Friday, May 12, 2017 6:57:26 PM

17th May celebrations

Once again the Skagerak Parent Council invites all students, families and friends of Skagerak to start Norway's national day with breakfast and student speeches:

07:45 Breakfast - Rolls, waffles, coffee, tea and juice may be purchased
08:45 Flag ceremony with speeches and the national anthem
09:00 Skagerak students leave to join with Framnes skole to walk to town
Location Skagerak International School, High school cafeteria

Join us and celebrate 17th May!

Sandefjord kommune 17 May programme

Where to meet up in Badeparken

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Posted Wednesday, May 3, 2017 1:12:20 PM

Forskerfabrikken summer school 26-30 June

Once again Skagerak International School is hosting the popular Forskerfabrikens summer school 26-30 June for all children in Sandefjord currently in grades 4, 5 and 6. Please see more information on their website - space is limited so sign up today!

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Posted Tuesday, May 2, 2017 4:07:32 PM

PY6 Exhibition

Preparing for tonight's opening session at 6 pm - hope to see you there!

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Posted Thursday, Apr 27, 2017 11:00:09 AM

Primary School Assembly

Please join us Friday, April 28th for our full school assembly at 14:00 in Lars Ask Auditorium. PY6 will be our featured class with PY1 joining in with a song. There will also be a short puppet performance given by two ELA students. We will wrap things up with a special story for everyone.

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Posted Wednesday, Apr 26, 2017 12:39:31 PM

PY6 Exhibition 2017

We are excited to invite students and parents to the opening of the PY6 Exhibition for 2017 on Tuesday 2 May at 6 pm in the Lars Ask Auditorium. The Exhibition will also be open for viewing Wednesday 3 May 9:00-15:00 and Thursday 4 May 9:00-12:15 in the library in the high school building.

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Posted Wednesday, Apr 26, 2017 11:42:52 AM

Sandar IL skolecup i fotball, 13 May 2017

For the 28th year in row, Sandar IL invites all schools grade 1 to 7 to Skolecupen on 13 May 2017 at Vesterøya Idrettspark (Kariåsen) - sign up due date 3 May. Boys and girls play on the same team, each team consisting of 5 players and any number of substitutes can be registered. We encourage our parents to organise class teams for a fun day at Kariåsen! More information can be found on Sandar's website or on the flyer Skagerak received from Sandar IL

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Posted Tuesday, Apr 25, 2017 6:16:28 PM

Skagerak's Got Talent Show, 3 May

Middle and High school students proudly present the annual Skagerak's Got Talen Show in the Lars Ask Auditorium on Wednesday 3 May at 17:00.

50 kr for adulst, 30 kr for students and free for all under 12 years of age.

Enjoy the fun!

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Posted Tuesday, Apr 25, 2017 2:16:19 PM

Updated hours for the homework club

Ms Kristina Unhjem is replacing Ms Sunde for the remainder of the 16-17 academic year. The homework club will now be held on Tuesdays only, 14:30 to 16:15 in the PY3 classroom. The Wednesday session is therefore cancelled.

We wish Ms Sunde the very best in her year long adventure of sailing around the world!

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Posted Tuesday, Apr 25, 2017 2:03:10 PM

Lunch with the principal

Congratulations to Erik, Sumeia and Paulina for being recognized by the Skagerak community for going 'above and beyond'. They received the much sought after weekly lunch with the principal award, where they are treated to lunch in the cafeteria with the older students.

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